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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Westport.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Westport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Westport to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Westport to:

  • Richland Center [Map], which is the Seat of Richland County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Westport to Richland Center, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,224 miles [10,016.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,972 miles [11,220.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,865 miles [7,829.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westport ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Westport.

While the name Westport is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Mendocino County

Our profile page for Westport, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the West


Fairfield County

Our profile page for Westport, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East


Columbia County

Our profile page for Westport, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Southeast


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Westport, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Westport, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southeast

Porter County

Our profile page for Westport, Porter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Porter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Westport, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oldham County

Our profile page for Westport, Oldham County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Southeast

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Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Westport, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the South

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Baltimore City

Our profile page for Westport, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Bristol County

Our profile page for Westport, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East

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Pope County

Our profile page for Westport, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northwest

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Westport, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Southwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Westport, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Westport, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Westport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Westport, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Westport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East

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Pawnee County

Our profile page for Westport, Pawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Southwest

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Our profile page for Westport   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Clatsop County

Our profile page for Westport, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Westport, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Brown County

Our profile page for Westport, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Westport, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Westport, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westport ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Basswood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Westport   [Map]
Easter Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Points   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Harmony Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Homer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Plugtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Ground   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Prairie   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Wild Rose   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Westport. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Clifford Donald Simak
  Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at an age of 83. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Millville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Westport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Westport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2050, Longitude: -90.6412     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Westport to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.463 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.83 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.719 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Westport could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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